Author(s): Charlie Paterson
Not the standard romantic wilderness tale, but a very honest, warts and all, account of one young man’s unique life journey, striving to survive for seven years in a very remote rainforest location, Jamestown Bay, Fiordland National Park; three days’ walk away from the nearest road end. Away from all the modern conveniences and comforts most take for granted, his tale is one of adversity, building a dream with dogged determination. Battling against considerable and powerful opposition, bureaucracy, a severe lack of money, unforgiving nature, loneliness and ultimately his own ill health; only to find the dream fulfilled will almost destroy him. A sometimes spiritual and critical tale of self-discovery. A story that exposes wilderness living as it truly is, not for the faint hearted!